Ever wondered what the royals studied? Take a look at these regal graduates’ qualifications

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The Duchess of Cambridge on the day of her graduation from St Andrews University. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)
The Duchess of Cambridge on the day of her graduation from St Andrews University. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

It’s not often we think of studying and royals together, but many of the royal family boast degrees in subjects ranging from languages to archaeology.

Prince William

The eldest son of Prince Charles has a degree in geography from St Andrews University where he also famously met his wife, Kate Middleton.

When he wasn’t hitting the books, he played water polo and was a regular on the student party scene.

He graduated in 2005 with upper second class honours.

The Duchess of Cambridge

Kate studied history of art at St Andrews and graduated in 2005 with honours. Naturally sporty, she was also on the rowing, swimming and tennis teams.

Prince Charles

The 71-year-old holds the honour of being the first heir apparent to earn a degree.

He studied anthropology, archaeology and history at the prestigious Cambridge University. He enjoyed drama too and appeared in sketches and plays.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970.

Prince Edward

The queen’s third son graduated with a history degree from Cambridge University in 1986.

During his time there the 56-year-old was also involved in theatre productions and sport.

Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle attended Northwestern University in Illinois where she earned her degree in theatre and international studies.

She graduated in 2003 and went on to enjoy a successful acting career, most notably in the series Suits.

Princess Eugenie

The 30-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson has a degree in art history, English literature and politics from Newcastle University.

She graduated in 2012. 

Princess Beatrice

Despite her dyslexia, Prince Andrew and Fergie’s eldest daughter landed a place at London’s prestigious Goldsmiths University in 2008, where she earned a degree in history and the history of ideas.

Peter Phillips

Princess Anne’s son has a sports science degree from the University of Exeter. He graduated in 2000.

Zara Tindall

The Princess Royal’s daughter, Zara, also studied at the University of Exeter, getting her degree in equine physiotherapy.

Lady Amelia Windsor

The 25-year-old, whose grandparents are the Duke and Duchess of Kent, is best known as a model, but she spent four years studying French and Italian at Edinburgh University.

Lady Kitty Spencer

The 29-year-old daughter of the Earl of Spencer and Victoria Aitken has a degree in psychology, politics and English literature from the University of Cape Town.

She went on to study history and Italian in Florence followed by a stint at London’s European Business School.

Sources: hellomagazine.com, tattler.com

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